Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for local business owners we talked to but the energy here is still pretty crazy. my photographer and i, robert, parked at the stop light when a guy backed upd and rolled down the window and handed us rally towels. as for games one and two, they definitely brought people here to the city, fans and media and means more business. how much more business depends on who you ask. >> life is good. what can i say? >> reporter: the nova restaurant and bar on second street sits pretty a few blocks from at&t park. the overflow from the world series is even better. >> the giants have definitely had a bigger following. >> thompson says now good regular season games double his business. games one and two of the series -- >> i would say maybe triple, yeah, january is always a tough month for restaurants and bars so it gives you that little extra cushion you need to get the winner. >> san francisco chamber of commerce vice president says there are no official estimates for how much more money the world series is bringing. >> october is a busy time in the bay area anyway, but this puts that icing on top
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
manhattan, normally on the street there's an energy, a buzz, you feel it. not the case right now. new yorkers are stunned by the power of hurricane sandy. electricity is out here, so traffic lights are out. and it's the same scene playing out across the country, just massive devastation that stretches all along the eastern coast here. this storm affected, according to forecasters, almost every state east of the mississippi. we know that 6 million are still without power tonight. the early damage estimate at $20 billion right now. and unfortunately it looks like the death toll is going to rise. the latest numbers in the upper 40s. again, they're working to identify who may be missing or who may be found. and that's going to continue for a couple of days. i think back to the area here in battery park and lower manhattan, there are a lot of people who have never seen it this way, because it's never been this way. but they are stunned. they know that this is going to take now longer than they initially thought to clean up and come back and a big part of that is the subway system. they hav
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
into account all of the major components, water replacement and energy replacement and dam removal, restoring the valley and permitting, public use and legal costs came up with the price tag between $3 billion and $10 billion. furthermore, the authors write, quote, much studies remain to be done because there are major gaps in vital information. for example, objectives for replacing the water supply area in the first place. author mike marshall's claim for the city and bay area is also not substantiated by the research. >> so what are you supposed to make of all of this? you should vote for measure f if you think that more research and particularly research performed by the city of san francisco will add clarity to the situation, but do know that seven previous studies haven't accomplished that yet. sam brock, nbc news. >> thank you, sam. >> let's turn things over to jeff. we got some rain, but it wasn't as bad a soaking as we got the last time around, right? >> we had a much more potent punch of weather here over the last two weeks and this proved to be a good soaker for us across the area.